Alward Action

November 30, 2018

Avon Fundraiser

Friday, Nov. 30th, 8am to Friday, Dec. 7th, 5pm

5227 Cherry Avenue

Hudsonville, MI

The Avon Store in Hudsonville has given us a great opportunity to do some shopping and earn some money for our school. Avon will be donating up to 40% of purchases back to Alward. Catalogs were sent home with students yesterday. You may shop a few different ways.

1. You may order from the catalog and return with payment to school by Friday, Dec. 7. All orders will be delivered to school by Monday, Dec. 17.

2. You may also shop at the Avon Store in Hudsonville (5227 Cherry St. ) starting Saturday, Dec. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 8. Just mention that you are from Alward at checkout, so Alward will get credit for your purchase.

3. You may also order online through Saturday, Dec. 8 at

This is a great way to do some Holiday shopping and give back to our school. If you have any questions, please contact Andi Butler at

Thank you!

Holiday Program

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 6:30pm

6610 36th Avenue Southwest

Hudsonville, MI

The Annual Alward Holiday Program will be held on Dec. 4 at Fellowship Reformed Church. Doors will open at 5:45pm. The program for Kindergarten - 2nd grade will be at 6:30pm and the program for 3rd grade - 5th grade will be at 7:30pm. Please see the attached letter for all the details.

Please also note the rehearsal schedule for Dec. 4. Students will be rehearsing at Fellowship during these times. Please plan around these times if you need to pick your students up for appointments.

3rd Grade - 9am-10:15am

Kindergarten - 10am - 11:15am

1st/2nd Grade - 12:15pm - 1:20pm

4th/5th Grade - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Popcorn Friday

Friday, Dec. 7th, 8:30am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Santa's Secret Shop

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 9am

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Santa's Secret Shop will be open Dec. 11 and 13. More details will be coming home soon with the day that your student's class will shop! We still need several volunteers to make this event possible, please sign up here.

Our wonderful Santa Shop ladies are ready to hand over the reigns after many years of awesome service. We are in need of at least two people to shadow them this year and learn the ropes. If we don’t find anyone to take over this great program, we will sadly not be able to continue with it. Please do not let this wonderful program come to an end. The kids love buying presents for their families!!!

Early Release

Friday, Dec. 14th, 12:15pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Early Release Friday: Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. on Friday. Please make sure to contact your child’s teacher if they need a sack lunch. If your child will have a change in transportation home, please email the office and the classroom teacher to ensure your child gets to the right place at the end of the day!

Mother/Son Laser Tag

Friday, Jan. 18th 2019 at 5pm

3811 Port Sheldon Street

Hudsonville, MI

Mark your calendars for a Mother/Son Laser Tag event here at Alward! Registration will be available in early December! Stay tuned for more details!

PTC News

  • The Alward Parent-Teacher Club is looking for parents interested in helping with activities this year. We have lots of opportunities to help, and many are outside the school day. Please complete our quick, online Parent Profile and let us know what skills you can share and when you are availalble:
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Book Fair - we need two people to work with Kristin Stoub and Tami Carter this year and learn the job, taking over responsibilities for 2019-2020.
    • Santa's Secret Shop - we need two people to work with Katie Van Kempen and Tricia DeGroot this year and learn the job, taking over responsibilities for 2019-2020.
    • Carnival Raffle - We need someone to contact local businesses and coordinate donations for the Raffle we hold at Carnival. You also get to run the drawings and announce the winners at Carnival :D

Ski and Board Club

NEW this year! Hudsonville Ski club is available to elementary students and families! The Hudsonville Ski & Board Club's purpose is to give HPS students and parents the opportunity to Ski and Board by offering a Club Discount Card to Bittersweet in Otsego.

We are pleased to offer this online registration process.

Step 1: Fill out the required online information on this website

Step 2: Make checks payable to Hudsonville Public Schools and deliver payment to the Elementary, Middle School, or High School office of your choice. Please label envelope Hudsonville Ski and Board Club.

Ski and Board Club merchandise is also available online. Check out some of the great gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays!

3 Signup Deadlines:

1) Sunday Nov. 18 with Cards delivered before Thanksgiving Break

2) Friday, December 14 - Cards delivered before Christmas Vacation

3) Thursday, January 3 - Cards delivered Monday, January 7

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Count on Me-Alward Students and Staff Making a Difference

This year, our students and staff are working on taking initiative to make a difference in the lives of others. If you hear about how an Alward student, teacher, or staff member made a difference in someone else's life, please fill out the Google Form below. We will be posting these "Count on Me" sightings on our new bulletin boards right outside the main office. Students, parents and staff members can recognize others for things as simple as someone always saying hello to them or holding the door for them. We can also recognize others for going as far as helping out in the community. We want to know how our students and staff are making a difference at Alward and out in the community and celebrate these acts of kindness this year! Thank you for taking the time to support this "Count on Me" initiative this school year!

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Holiday Break - No School

December 22 - January 6.